Hello Dienekes. I used your calculator and got these results.
Results of Racial Analysis
Terminology is according to Vallois (1965). Endocranial volume is estimated according to the Pearson formula (Comas, 1960).
Your cephalic index is: 83.2 (brachycephalic) Your height/length index is: 62.4 (orthocephalic) Your height/breadth index is: 75 (tapeinocephalic) Your facial index is: 79.5 (euryprosopic) Your upper facial index is: 45.9 (euryene) Your nasal index is: 64.2 (leptorrhine) Your estimated endocranial volume is: 1745 cc (aristencephalic)
According to Mahalanobis Distance: You are metrically closest to Plate 32, Figure 3 (distance = 3) You are metrically furthest from Plate 4, Figure 4 (distance = 147)
According to Cosine Similarity: You are metrically closest to Plate 32, Figure 3 (similarity = 0.82) You are metrically furthest from Plate 17, Figure 2 (similarity = -0.783)
The result is a bit strange. This guy is a latvian
"FIG. 3 (3 views). Trondelag-like types are by no means confined to Norway. This individual is a Lett from Kurland of predominantly Nordic affiliation, but broader- headed and less delicate of facial features than the classic Iron Age type. Nordics of this general class are common in the Baltic Republics."
The brother of my girlfriend is a finn that looks baltic(golden blond,blue eyed) and people when they see black and white pictures of mine say that i somehow resemble him. I can see similarities between myself and the latvian but I'm brunet(hair and eyes) and quite greek looking so calling me alpine/up/nordic mix is too much i think.Predominantly nordic affiliation??.I ll remeasure(my current measures are probably accurate though-even in case of error i possibly fall again in the alpinoid region).Any remarks?
Praetor, you should think of the results as measuring your similarity based on the variables entered, not the overall similarity. Based on on them you are similar to the guy in question - assuming you measured right -. The variables in question don't have the power to discriminate between e.g., Northern and Southern Europeans, hence the weird results. They just give a rough idea about the shape and size of your head.
If head height was given for Coon's individuals (it isn't) then your low head would differentiate you somewhat (perhaps) from Baltics and of course so does pigmentation. There are many variables that would do that, e.g., degree of facial flatness, etc. The results are a first order approximation that basically says you have a general lateral (Alpinoid) tendency.
Thanks for replying.I didn't want to question the usage of your calculator,it is just that the result was a bit surprising.If we leave aside Coon's remarks about the latvian,there seem to be skeletal similarities between him and me (mouth and chin identically actually) and with other of his alpinid/balkan "borreby" types
hi, I'm new in this forum and I think it's very intersting for the people we like antrhopology. I did the test and the results were: Results of Racial Analysis
Terminology is according to Vallois (1965).Endocranial volume is estimated according to the Lee-Pearson formula (Comas, 1960).Brain weight is estimated according to Welcker's capacity/cranial capacity tables (Baker, 1974)..
Your cephalic index is: 68.6 (hyperdolichocephalic) Your height/length index is: 65.2 (hypsicephalic) Your height/breadth index is: 95 (acrocephalic) Your facial index is: 111.5 (hyperleptoprosopic) Your upper facial index is: 57.7 (leptene) Your nasal index is: 62.5 (leptorrhine) Your estimated endocranial volume is: 1430 cc (euencephalic) Your estimated brain weight is: 1328 gr
Your classification is Irano-Nordoid (using Euclidean distance), Dinaroid (using Mahalanobis distance), and Proto-Europoid (using Cosine similarity).
According to Euclidean Distance:
You are metrically closest to Plate 29, Figure 6 (distance = 11) You are metrically furthest from Plate 10, Figure 5 (distance = 77)
According to Mahalanobis Distance: You are metrically closest to Plate 17, Figure 1 (distance = 11) You are metrically furthest from Plate 10, Figure 5 (distance = 177)
According to Cosine Similarity: You are metrically closest to Plate 29, Figure 6 (similarity = 0.89) You are metrically furthest from Plate 31, Figure 1 (similarity = -0.743)
Well, people who know me says that I resemble an Iranian or an Afghan. I'm a northern italian, from an old piedmontese family, but instead of alpine or alpine-dinaric features (prevalent in that region), I have mostly mediteranean-dinaric ones: tall (1,90 m), slim, dolicocephalic (apparent also in the phenotype, but I'm surprised to be IPER-dolicocephalic!), with brown hairs and eyes, and a strong and incisive facial profile. My father is a typical dinaric, and my mother a mediterranean. I'm puzzled about the apparent genetic dominance of dolicocephaly, since my whife is mesocephalic and my sons very dolicocephalic like me.
I apologyze for my poor english
thanks to Dienekes Pontikos for this very intersting test...